[friz-bee] /ˈfrɪz bi/
a brand of plastic concave disk, used for various catching games by sailing it between two or more players and thrown by making it spin as it is released with a flick of the wrist.
trademark a light plastic disc, usually 20–25 centimetres in diameter, thrown with a spinning motion for recreation or in competition
1957, trademark registered 1959 by Wham-O Co., the prototype modeled on pie tins from Mrs. Frisbie’s Pies, made by the Frisbie Bakery of Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S. Middlebury College students began tossing them around in the 1930s (though Yale and Princeton also claim to have discovered their aerodynamic qualities).
Thirteen years ago the Wham-O Manufacturing Company of San Gabriel, Calif., … brought out the first Frisbee. Wham-O purchased the rights from a Los Angeles building inspector named Fred Morrison, who in turn had been inspired by the airworthy pie tins of the Frisbie Bakery in Bridgeport, Conn. (which went out of business in March of 1958). He changed the spelling to avoid legal problems. [“Sports Illustrated,” Aug. 3, 1970]
The family name is attested in English records from 1226, from a place name in Leicestershire (Frisby on the Wreak), attested from 1086, from Old Danish, meaning “farmstead or village of the Frisians.”
[frish-is hahf] /ˈfrɪʃ ɪs ˈhɑf/ noun 1. a lagoon in N Poland. 52 miles (84 km) long; 4–12 miles (6–19 km) wide. /ˈfrɪʃəs ˈhaf/ noun 1. the German name for Vistula (sense 2)
[fris-koh] /ˈfrɪs koʊ/ noun, Informal. 1. San Francisco. colloquial shortening of San Francisco, California, U.S., attested by 1856. noun San Francisco, California: Ever been to Frisco? (1854+) San Francisco
[freez] /friz/ noun, Aeronautics. 1. an aircraft wing control surface designed with its leading edge extending forward of its axis of rotation so that when the aileron’s trailing edge is raised the leading edge extends below the bottom surface of the wing.
[fri-zey] /frɪˈzeɪ/ noun 1. a rug or upholstery fabric having the pile in uncut loops or in a combination of cut and uncut loops. /ˈfriːzeɪ/ noun 1. a fabric with a long normally uncut nap used for upholstery and rugs